Action Center

The Piedmont Environmental Council hosts advocacy campaigns on a variety of local, state and (sometimes) federal issues. We let supporters know about these campaigns through email alerts and social media. If you haven’t already signed up, you can sign up for email alerts today! You can also find us on Facebook, on Twitter or on Instagram.

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List of current PEC advocacy campaigns or petitions:

Take Action in Support of Land Conservation Legislation

Conservation easements are one of the most effective ways to protect farmland, forests, water quality, scenic and historic resources for current and future generations. HB 1760 (Webert and Gooditis) and SB 1199 (Peterson) would direct the courts to interpret the easement terms based on the original intent of the conservation easement donation and their protection of public benefits (e.g. natural and cultural resources).


Ask Your State Elected Officials to Support a Study on the Sale of Invasive Plants in Virginia

Invasive plants pose a threat to forests, native grasslands, wetlands and waterways, and unfortunately, many of them are for sale at your local garden center. Ask your elected officials to support a study that would explore phasing out the propagation and sale of invasive plants in Virginia.


Ask VDOT and the Rappahannock Board to consider rehabilitating the Jordan River Bridge

A beloved local resource in Rappahannock County, the Jordan River Bridge, is under threat and slated for demolition and replacement this summer. Ask VDOT and the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors to fully vet options for rehabilitation including related cost estimates before making any final decisions on the fate of the bridge. 


Charlottesville/Albemarle Letter: Support the Jefferson Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Add your name or business/organization to our letter of support for the Jefferson Area Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan. 


Support the Virginia Energy Reform Act

The Virginia Energy Reform Act would restructure our outdated energy market into one that provides energy choice, protects consumers, assists low-income communities, and holds utilities accountable for poor performance. It has been tabled until 2021, but it won’t hurt to contact your state legislators today!


Sign the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition Petition

The Virginia Energy Reform Coalition (VERC) is a group of stakeholders, including PEC, representing a broad spectrum of interests who are calling for reforms needed to create a modern, 21st century grid that lowers prices, increases choices for ratepayers, and improves the environment, all while maintaining reliability. Learn more and sign the petition!


Town To Trail Petition

Add your name to our petition to show support for trails and parks in Gordonsville in Orange County. 


Loudoun Petition: HOA Residents for Sustainable Landscaping

More than 60% of Loudoun residents are part of an HOA. Join with friends, neighbors and community members in showing support for sustainable landscaping practices at HOAs across Loudoun County.


Charlottesville/Albemarle Petition

This petition is a simple way to show elected officials in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville that residents want better, more connected, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.